YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The west side of Youngstown celebrated its fifth annual Mahoning Avenue Fall Fest on Saturday.
Organizers of the event are looking to demonstrate the vibrancy of the community.
The event was held between Steel Street and McKinley Avenue in the west side’s historic Garden District.
It featured family-friendly activities, including a farmer’s market, art sale and mini pumpkins for kids to paint, courtesy of the Garden District Neighborhood Association.
Fourth Ward Councilman Mike Ray said his purpose is to celebrate the strengths of the west side.
“A lot of time, we talk about what we don’t have or what we used to have in the neighborhood, but we still have a lot of great things in the city so we need to make sure we’re celebrating those,” said Ray.
There was a music jam session at Huck’s Motors on the corner of Milton and Mahoning avenues, as well as a large trash and treasure sale.
There was also Mill Creek maple syrup for sale, which is sourced from trees in the area. Proceeds from the sales go directly back into the neighborhood.
Watch the video above to learn more.